In 2012, we explored the Philippines! First, experiencing my first camping trip in the jungles of Northern Luzon to release some young Philippine crocodiles. 😍 Lol, every other camping trip is glamping compared to this first one! 🙌😅
Before we left, John just HAD to ride a water buffalo (a farmer’s buffalo, not a crazy wild one).
Second, we went to Manila, the capital of the Philippines and attended an IUCN Crocodilian Specialist Group meeting. At the end of the meeting, we visited a local zoo, where I got to meet the Philippine Eagle Owl (above) and Trixie, the Orangutan.
Hey girlie, that’s MY man!
Lastly, we went to Mindanao to see Lolong, a Saltwater crocodile that was the largest recorded crocodile at about 20-21 feet and over 2000 lbs! 😳🤯🐊 WOW! He was definitely impressive, but he was probably pretty old at that size and unfortunately had died about 6 months after our visit. 😥
Thankfully, I got a souvenir mug…
This trip was amazing and I love going through photos from adventures past! Interested in more on my trip from the Philippines? Let me know! At some point, I want to write a more in-depth post about the conservation work happening in the Philippines for the endangered Philippine crocodiles. 😘🐊🐊🐊
Thanks for visiting and all photo credit goes to my husband, John Brueggen. And maybe I took a few, or someone did, I don’t remember. 😂🤷🏻♀️